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A screenshot from Rollers Of The Realm.
June 30, 2014 A survey of some of the games that previewed at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo shows that even in a landscape of mostly boring franchised sequels, there are a few standouts.
A screenshot from Tearaway.
December 31, 2013 Harold Goldberg rounds up the very best games of the year, from great games for kids to a blockbuster satire that's more than just criminal.
A screenshot from Journey.
October 9, 2013 Journey is a game that's been widely praised for its beauty and stunning gameplay. But an evening wandering through it with a complete stranger reveals that it also has the ability to reveal tremendous goodwill with no distractions.
In this shot from the game Saints Row IV, it sure looks like somebody is warding off an attack with a guitar.
June 27, 2013 Harold Goldberg attended the E3 Expo and brings back news of some of the most promising games on offer.
The Monopoly iron token that was replaced by the new cat token.
February 6, 2013 We talk with the Monopoly iron about its career as a token.
December 31, 2012 Harold Goldberg runs down his top games of 2012.
The Stauf mansion, as featured in the updated version of The 7th Guest.
October 31, 2012 Harold Goldberg says that in horror-themed games, sometimes you're the frightener and sometimes you're the frightened. But manipulations of horror and terror can work on you either way.
Handsome Jack, your megalomaniac enemy in Borderlands 2.
September 18, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says Borderlands 2 may not have the story to live up to its terrific dialogue, but it could still be one of the games of the year.
August 31, 2012 Neda Ulaby looks at SongPop, a rapidly growing music-identification game.
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August 21, 2012 In the game Persona 4 Arena, everything from Jungian psychology to dragon kicking makes for a harrowing universe.
June 22, 2012 We bounce from chronicles sober and silly to the question of what makes a solid first-person shooter, and confess to being pleased by some of the strangest things.
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A scene from the new version of video game Halo 4, shown at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing.
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June 11, 2012 Harold Goldberg visited the top video game conference of the year. He says while it's too early to pick the best games — many aren't even playable yet — some do stand out as particularly worthy of attention, even at this early stage.
June 1, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says Diablo III isn't one of the too-soon sequels that frustrate gamers. Instead, it's a welcome return to a complex univers.
May 23, 2012 Rockstar Games' new shooter, Max Payne 3, offers a relatable hero, compelling dialogue, and other pleasures that go beyond mechanics.
You can battle with lightsabers in the new game Kinect Star Wars.
April 10, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says Kinect Star Wars is far from a perfect game, but in a world without new movies to dive into, it's a welcome visit to the universe anyway.
A large video screen shows a scene from Super Mario Bros. at the exhibition "The Art of Video Games."
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March 26, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says the Smithsonian's video game exhibit needed fewer cooks in the kitchen.
A screenshot from Rayman Origins, from Ubisoft.
March 13, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg rounds up the games that are early frontrunners for the portable Sony PlayStation Vita.
A screenshot from 'Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning.'
February 28, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says the bloody game 'Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning' has been accused of being derivative, but is actually a singular and complicated world of its own.
A screenshot from L.A. Noire.
December 29, 2011 Commentator Harold Goldberg runs down his top ten video games of the year, from strange alien worlds to noir mysteries set in the Hollywood of the past.
The hot holiday gift Beyblades are seen in the FAO Schwarz store in New York City.
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December 12, 2011 Sure, kids have been playing with tops forever. But Beyblades are battling tops, and they come with their own fighting arena. They're a hit, and if you haven't been nagged for one this year, there's still time.
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November 14, 2011 We look at some of the upcoming video game releases, including the hugely hyped Call Of Duty 3: Modern Warfare.
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October 19, 2011 Reviewer Harold Goldberg calls the world of the new Batman: Arkham City video game "utterly insane" and "wittily melodramatic."
September 19, 2011 Linton Weeks investigates the end of an online game that built such a successful community around itself that its demise is causing a worried uprising.
August 26, 2011 As a rough weather weekend looms, we take a look at how to deal with the minor but wearing irritation of losing power and entertaining yourself and your family.
March 22, 2011 The game Angry Birds is one of the most popular apps you can get for your smartphone. It's also teaming up with a new movie as 20th Century Fox tries out a partnership with game creator Rovio.
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